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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that’s what you’re after.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle #7456. Hazy orange body, puffy off-white head. Herbal bitter nose with light tartness and lemongrass. Bitter body with hints of pineapple and wood, again slightly tart, but mostly herbal and spicy. Puffy, creamy body. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured a yellowish color with a big pillowly white head. Aroma was spices, citrus, fruits, and other grassy earthy aromas. Flavor was spicey and tangy. Very good. Smoother, but had some spicey kick to it. Not a huge fan of this style but this one was better than drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (6119) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
This poured a clo0udy yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was citrusy, spicey, and signs of brett. Flavor was a very odd blend of sour and sweet, too just too odd of a combination for my liking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours a very hazy dirty yellow with an earthy citrus nose. wonderful taste, smooth clean ending. Will re-rate after aging. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle, with thanks to Tytoanderso. Pours hazy orange, thick white head, stunning lacing, it actually hangs in clumps on thside of the glass. Nose is very ’Avec les Bons Voeux’=esque, tart, with clean malt, cardamom, white pepper, mild alcohol note. flavor is earth, dusty hops, juicy, stale stonefruit character. Good acidity, nice balance, clean, crisp finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! Pours yellow with a large rocky head. The aroma is lightly bretted with a very phenolic nose and some alcohol showing. The flavor has berries, dark fruit, oats and spice. Full body. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
looks great tall foamy head hazy orange colour. Strong brett aroma. With all the complexity you would expect. Tastes great dry with strong Brett flavour yeasty and delightful. Light body it almost turns to gass on your mouth. This is avery impressive saison lots of Brett flavour this is a great saison very tasty. Almost a little smokey or plasticky. Strange but great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2010
Corked bottle #6005. Poured clear golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy brett yeast and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy blalanced sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Pours pale golden yellow with a full white pillowy head. The aroma has a nice lemony/citrusy character undergirded by a decent earthiness. As it sits, some of the citrus fades and gives way to stronger earthiness and hops. The flavor is rather mild with the citrus being most noticeable upfront followed by some of the characteristic earthiness associated with saisons. It finishes a little dry. The flavors were good, but I just couldn’t pull much flavor out this one. I was expecting a pretty good flavor of Brett but this just didn’t deliver.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
750mL shared at Carolina Goes Sour. Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a massive white head that has very good retention and crazy lace. Aroma of grapefruit peel, Brett, perfumey hops, ginger root. Taste s fairly sweet, lots of perfume, spices, and Belgian pale ale hoppiness, grassy hops. Dry finish. Very nice!


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